Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan's Rock 'n’ Roll Kids is the runaway winner of our poll to find out your favourite Irish Eurovision Song Contest winner of all time - and it topped the vote by a huge margin.

The ballad of bittersweet memory, which was written by songwriter and novelist Brendan Graham, won for Ireland in 1994, and was our sixth victory in the contest and marked an unprecedented and record-breaking third time in a row that the same country had won. 

The song has always been a firm favourite among Eurovision fans from all participating counties and it took 35.39% of our readers’ votes, beating Niamh Kavangah’s 1993 winner, In Your Eyes, into second place by a margin of 16%.

In third place was Johnny Logan’s powerhouse love song and 1987 winner Hold Me Now, with just under 17% of votes, followed by Logan’s 1980 winner, the heartbreak ballad What’s Another Year, with 13.43%. 

Dana’s 1970 winner, and our first Eurovision victory, All Kinds Of Everything came fifth, with 6.12% of the votes, while Eimear Quinn’s The Voice, which won the contest in 1996 and was also written by Brendan Graham, not far behind with 5.90%. 

Linda Martin’s 1992 winner, the lung-bursting power ballad Why Me?, finished last with 2.79% of votes. 

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled due to the coronavirus but you can enjoy some Euro memories on RTÉ One on Saturday night with Marty's Magical Eurovision Moments at 6:55pm, followed by Eurovision - Europe Shine a Light, which will honour all 41 songs that have entered this year’s competition, including Ireland’s Lesley Roy. Plus fans across the globe will sing Johnny Logan's What's Another Year?

Marty Whelan